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    EBOOK - Play the Catalan
    Catalog Code: E-B0270EM

    The Catalan is a sophisticated and wide-ranging opening system which is popular at all levels of chess. In recent years it has been catapulted into the limelight by Vladimir Kramnik, who has revitalized it with many new ideas and has utilized it with great success against the world's strongest players - on occasion making it look like a forced win for White!
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    EBOOK - Play the Catalan

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    EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian
    Catalog Code: E-B0264EM

    One of the main reasons the Sicilian is the most popular opening is that is it promotes such bold and aggressive chess. But as White it's not enough just to attack; you must do so in the right way, using the appropriate weapons. In this book Yury Lapshun and Nick Conticello introduce, categorize and analyse the "Seven Deadly Sacrifices" White has at his disposal.
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    EBOOK - Seven Ways to Smash the Sicilian

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    EBOOK - Italian Game and Evan's Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-B0232EM

    The Italian Game (sometimes referred to as the Giuoco Piano) is one of the oldest openings around, and also one of the first lines a player learns when he or she is introduced to chess. It leads to play that is easy to understand: both sides develop their pieces logically and begin attacks on the opposing kings. The Italian Game gives both White and Black the opportunity to play either aggressively and in gambit fashion, or in a restrained and positional manner. One of White's most exciting and attacking options is the legendary Evans Gambit, which has been brought back into the limelight in this modern era by such uncompromising players as World Champion Garry Kasparov, Alexander Morozevich,and England's Nigel Short.
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    EBOOK - Italian Game and Evan's Gambit

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    EBOOK - How to play against 1. d4
    Catalog Code: E-B0314EM

    Finding a suitable defence to 1 d4 isn't an easy task, especially if you don't have endless time available to study all the latest theoretical developments. If you choose fashionable openings, it's imperative to keep pace with modern theory if you want to succeed with Black.
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    EBOOK - How to play against 1. d4

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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: E-B0285EM

    Perhaps it's time for a change and here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Dutch Defense, one of Black's most ambitious answers to 1. d4. In doing so they take the road less traveled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch

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    EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style
    A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Most Dynamic of Openings
    Catalog Code: E-B0245EM

    The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.
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    EBOOK - Play the Najdorf - Scheveningen Style

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    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni
    Catalog Code: E-B0340EM

    Chess Developments is a brand new series providing state-of-the-art openings coverage. Chess Developments focuses on the current trends – concentrating on critical lines, theoretical novelties and powerful new ideas. It offers players of all levels the opportunity to keep up-to-date with current opening theory whilst also expanding and improving their repertoires.
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    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Modern Benoni

    $19.95
    EBOOK - The Veresov
    Surprise Your Opponents with the Tricky 2. Nc3!
    Catalog Code: E-B0284EM

    The Veresov could be the one for you! It's a surprisingly tricky system that, in the right hands, can be forged into a powerful attacking weapon. White forgoes the normal queen's pawn opening ideas in favor of speedy development of the queenside pieces. One advantage of this underrated line is that players with the black pieces are less likely to be familiar with all the subtleties here than in a more mainstream opening.
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    EBOOK - The Veresov

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf
    Catalog Code: E-B0020EM

    The Sicilian Najdorf is one of Black's sharpest and most popular lines against 1 e4. From the very start Black directs the game into asymmetrical positions in which he or she can play for the win without unjustified risk. For this reason the Najdorf has been a firm favourite amongst the very elite of world chess, including Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. In Starting Out: Sicilian Najdorf Richard Palliser takes a fresh look at this famous opening.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Sicilian Najdorf

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    EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian
    Detailed Coverage of a Thoroughly Modern System
    Catalog Code: E-B0079EM

    The Bb5 Sicilian is a logical and practical weapon against Black's most popular defence to 1 e4 and is an excellent choice for White players who are fed up of constantly trying to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Open Sicilian. The early bishop move signals White intention to develop rapidly and it can lead to both wild gambit play and calmer positional waters.
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    EBOOK - Bb5 Sicilian

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The King's Indian
    Catalog Code: E-B0038EM

    The King's Indian is one of the most exciting defences in chess and is favoured by ambitious and aggressive players. At the highest level it has been a major weapon for World Champions Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster Joe Gallagher goes back to the basics of the King's Indian, studying the key principles of its many variations.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The King's Indian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern
    Dazzle Your Opponents!
    Catalog Code: E-B0263EM

    Do you need a well-deserved break from your normal chess openings? Are you tired of constantly having to keep up with modern chess theory? Or perhaps you simply wish to try out something new and inspiring, but cannot decide amongst the numerous choices available? Look no further for the answer! In "Dangerous Weapons: The Pirc and Modern", prominent opening specialists take a revolutionary look at two popular and closely related openings.
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    EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - Pirc and Modern

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-B0041EM

    The Queen's Gambit Declined is one of the most popular and fundamental chess openings of all time and it has been the battleground for countless world-class encounters throughout the history of chess. Adherents include a long list of World champions, including Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov and Vladimir Kramnik.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit

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    EBOOK - Play the English
    An Active Opening Repertorie for White
    Catalog Code: E-B0073EM

    An active opening repertoire for White! The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics.
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    EBOOK - Play the English

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Declined
    Catalog Code: E-B0027EM

    This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. Neil McDonald goes back to the basics of the Queen's Gambit Declined, introducing the keymoves and ideas, and taking care to explain the reasoning behind them - something that is often neglected or taken for granted in other texts.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Gambit Declined

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6
    A Complete Chess Opening Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: E-B0067EM

    Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Cant make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6.
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    EBOOK - Play 1... Nc6

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    EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit
    Catalog Code: E-B0281EM

    The Budapest Gambit is an ambitious and adventurous opening for Black, who offers a pawn as early as the second move in return for active and rapid development. It has always been a particular favorite at club level, where it still provides a surprise weapon, but it has also been utilized with success by top-class Grandmasters.
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    EBOOK - The Budapest Gambit

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French
    A Dynamic Repertoire For Black
    Catalog Code: E-B0325EM

    This will prove ideal for players who like to seize the initiative and cause problems for their opponents from the outset. Williams' recommendations in the French are based on his own repertoire which he has successfully employed at Grandmaster level.
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    EBOOK - Attacking Chess - The French

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-Indian
    A Selection of Aggressive Anti-Nimzo Lines including 4. a3, 4. f3 and 4. Bg5
    Catalog Code: E-B0130EM

    The Nimzo-Indian Defence continues to be one of Black's most reliable ways of meeting the queen's pawn opening. It's popular at all levels of chess and a constant source of anxiety for White players. How can White find a worthwhile line against this incredibly firm defence? How can White set his Nimzo opponent difficult tasks from the outset? Perhaps it's time to look somewhere different from the well-trodden main lines.
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    EBOOK - Offbeat Nimzo-Indian

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Indian
    Catalog Code: E-B0011EM

    The Queen's Indian is one of Blacks most dependable and respected defences to the queen's pawn opening. Is an established favourite amongst world-class grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand, Michael Adams and Judit Polgar, not to mention Anatoly Karpov, who has been a loyal Queen's Indian supporter and theory developer for over three decades.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Queen's Indian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Play 1. b4
    Shock Your Opponents with the Sokolsky
    Catalog Code: E-B0075EM

    Do you wish to surprise your opponents on the first move? Do you enjoy playing creatively from the beginning of the game? Look no further than 1 b4! With this aggressive pawn lunge White takes the game into relatively unknown territory and forces Black players onto their own devices. Those facing 1 b4 are not allowed to fall into the comfort zone of established theory; instead they have to think for themselves from very early on.
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    EBOOK - Play 1. b4

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    EBOOK - Slay the Spanish
    Weapons Against the Ruy Lopez
    Catalog Code: E-B0323EM

    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents weapons for Black against the hugely popular Spanish Opening, with a repertoire based on the Modern Steinitz Defence. This has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines, and it's easy to see its appeal. The Modern Steinitz can lead to razor-sharp positions, such as in the Siesta Variation, where one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But a major attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, and Black can also choose to play in a more positional manner.
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    EBOOK - Slay the Spanish

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    EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!
    Catalog Code: E-B0347EM

    Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for White against the most popular opening in chess – the Sicilian Defence. Taylor's repertoire is based first and foremost on the Open Sicilian, which is regarded as White's most ambitious and challenging response to the Sicilian.
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    EBOOK - Slay the Sicilian!

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Gambiteer I
    A Hard-Hitting Chess Opening Repertoire for White
    Catalog Code: E-B0084EM

    Are you fearless in your approach to chess openings? Do you like to attack your opponents from the very beginning? Are you happy to take calculated risks? Do you loathe trivial positional chess? Do you feel the need to sacrifice pawns early in the game? Are you a Gambiteer? If the answer to these questions is 'yes!', then this is the book for you!
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    EBOOK - Gambiteer I

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Scandinavian
    Catalog Code: E-B0172EM

    From a theoretical backwater to a fully blown main line opening, the rise of the Scandinavian Defence (1. e4 d5) has been nothing short of meteoric. Over the past fifteen years the Scandinavian has become more and more popular both at club and Grandmaster level. It even managed to obtain an ultimate seal of approval when Vishy Anand employed it in his World Championship match with Garry Kasparov!
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    EBOOK - Scandinavian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon
    Fundamental Coverage of a Dynamic Sicilian
    Catalog Code: E-B0030EM

    The Accelerated Dragon is a dynamic choice for Black and arguably the most natural way to play the Sicilian Defence: Black develops rapidly and chooses the most active squares to place his or her pieces. Unknowing white players looking for a direct attack similar to the one used against traditional Dragon are shocked by Black's increased options due to the flexible move order.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Accelerated Dragon

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    EBOOK - Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld
    Catalog Code: E-B0156EM

    Dealing with the English, Reti, King's Indian Attack and other annoying systems? The King's Indian and the Grunfeld are two of Black's most popular answers to 1 d4; unsurprising given that they were long-time favourites of chess legends Garry Kasparov and, before him, Bobby Fischer. Brimming with complexity and dynamism, these two openings often leave those playing White scratching their heads wondering how to squeeze even the slightest of advantages out of the opening and, just as crucially, how to avoid becoming swamped in a morass of complicated theory.
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    EBOOK - Beating the King's Indian and Grunfeld

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Play 1. e4 e5
    A Complete Repertoire for Black in the Open Games
    Catalog Code: E-B0068EM

    Play 1 e4 e5! Nigel Davies provides a complete answer to this perennial problem by offering a concise and practical repertoire for the Black player, whilst crucially including a dependable defence to the Ruy Lopez - White's most popular attacking try in the Open Games. Davies is the perfect choice for this subject, having been battle-hardened by years of international competition in these openings.
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    EBOOK - Play 1. e4 e5

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    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Pirc
    Catalog Code: E-B0349EM

    In this book, James Vigus examines the most theoretically important and instructive Pirc games since the publication of his highly acclaimed The Pirc in Black and White, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
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    EBOOK - Chess Developments - The Pirc

    $19.95
    EBOOK - The New Old Indian
    A Repertoire for Black against 1 d4
    Catalog Code: E-B0332EM

    The Old Indian Defence is considered to be a sound way for Black to meet 1 d4. Some might argue that it is steady rather than spectacular, but is this reputation totally deserved? Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev strongly disagrees, and in this book he introduces ambitious and aggressive ways for Black to play in the main lines. He constructs an improved version of a repertoire he has himself utilized with great success against grandmaster opposition. Using illustrative games, he studies the fundamental tactical and positional ideas for both sides, and also covers what to do if White avoids the Old Indian.
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    EBOOK - The New Old Indian

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Scotch Game
    Catalog Code: E-B0037EM

    The Scotch Game is one of the oldest openings in chess and has a great history, but it was catapulted back into the limelight due to the enterprise of World Champion Garry Kasparov, who completely rejuvenated the opening with an abundance of original ideas for White.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Scotch Game

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians
    Combating 2. c3, the Closed, the Morra Gambit and Other Tricky Ideas
    Catalog Code: E-B0157EM

    The Sicilian Defence is by far Black's most popular answer to 1. e4 at all levels of chess. The reason for this is easy to understand: from the very first move Black unbalances the position and can play for a win without needing to take unjustified risks. This is particularly the case with the Open Sicilian, where Black can take comfort from the knowledge that his superior pawn structure ensures control of the centre and excellent long-term chances.
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    EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-Sicilians

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Colle
    Catalog Code: E-B0029EM

    This book is a further addition to Everyman's best-selling Starting Out series, which has been acclaimed for its original approach to tackling chess openings. International Master Richard Palliser examines the fundamentals of the Colle, elaborating on the crucial early moves and ideas for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Colle

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian
    Catalog Code: E-B0018EM

    In this book, Alexander Raetsky and Maxim Chetverik revisit the basics of the Classical Sicilian, elaborating on the crucial early moves and plans for both sides in a way that is often neglected in other texts.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Classical Sicilian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-King's Indian
    How to Handle White's Tricky Ways of Avoiding the Main Lines
    Catalog Code: E-B0158EM

    The truth is you will reach your favorite opening in barely half the games you play against 1. d4, and that's why this book is a godsend to those players fed up with blindly searching for the right way to play against these annoying White systems designed to avoid the main lines: the Trompowsky; the London System; the Torre Attack; the Barry Attack; the Colle System; the Veresov; the Blackmar-Diemer Gambit - the list goes on and on!
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    EBOOK - Fighting the Anti-King's Indian

    $19.95
    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION
    Catalog Code: E-B0019EM

    The Sicilian Defence is the most popular opening at all levels of tournament play from Linares to the local club championship. The Sicilian is played regularly by Kasparov, Anand, Kramnik, Leko, Topalov, and Shirov - a.k.a. the best players in the world. In this book a multinational line-up of leading experts give recommendations against their own pet lines in the Sicilian Defence.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - The Sicilian - 2ND EDITION

    $19.95

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